Gentamicin

Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation: GENT ACHM1

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Green top (lithium heparin) tube

Collection Volume: 0.4 mL

Cause for rejection: Hemolysis

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT

Methodology: Enhanced Turbidimetric Inhibition Immunoassay

Special Instructions: For therapeutic monitoring, draw peak levels 60 minutes after completion of parenteral (intramuscular or intravenous) administration and trough levels immediately prior to next dose. Please indicate whether the specimen is a peak, trough, or random level. Place specimen on ice and deliver to lab immediately.

OC Power Word: LGENT

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8417

TAT: 1 hour

Additional Info: Therapeutic: Peak: 4-10 ug/mL; Trough: <2.0 ug/mL

CPT Code: 80170

Synonyms: Garamycin

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